VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Canada, Aug. 28, 2023 – U.S. Solheim Cup Captain Stacy Lewis has selected Ally Ewing, Cheyenne Knight and Angel Yin as her captain’s picks for the 2023 Solheim Cup, to be held Sept. 22-24 at Finca Cortesin in Andalucia, Spain.
“These final days were definitely some of the hardest ones of my career, but I’m so proud to have Ally, Cheyenne and Angel on the 2023 U.S. Solheim Cup team,” said Lewis. “These three women earned their spots on this team, putting themselves into contention both with their play on the course and their teamwork off the course. Over the last year and a half, I’ve gotten to know all the U.S. players incredibly well and I’m honored to be their captain. We are going to have an incredible week at Finca Cortesín.”
Ewing, Knight and Yin join the nine automatic qualifiers for the U.S. Team who were named following the completion of play at the CPKC Women’s Open. Lilia Vu, Nelly Korda, Allisen Corpuz, Megan Khang, Jennifer Kupcho, Danielle Kang and Andrea Lee qualified via the U.S. Solheim Cup Team Standings, while Lexi Thompson and Rose Zhang qualified via the Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings.
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Thompson will represent the U.S. for the sixth time and Kang for the fourth time, with Ewing, Khang, Korda and Yin appearing on their third teams. Kupcho will wear the Stars and Stripes for the second time, while Corpuz, Knight, Lee, Vu and Zhang will all be rookies on the U.S. squad in Spain.
The 2023 U.S. Team was formally announced via a video featuring celebrities and notable figures in the sports world, many celebrating the American players alongside their daughters.
|Allisen Corpuz||Kevin Van Valkenburg and daughter Keegan, No Laying Up|
|Ally Ewing||Mike Golic and daughter Sydney, former NFL player and sports personality|
|Danielle Kang||Max Homa, six-time PGA Tour winner|
|Megan Khang||T.J. Oshie and daughters Lyla and Leni, Stanley Cup champion and member of the USA men’s hockey team|
|Cheyenne Knight||Nick Saban, University of Alabama head football coach|
|Nelly Korda||Alex Morgan, two-time World Cup champion and Olympic gold medalist|
|Jennifer Kupcho||Dr. Jen Ashton and daughter Chloe, physician, author and correspondent for ABC News|
|Andrea Lee||Jessica Mendoza, Olympic gold medalist and Stanford alumna|
|Lexi Thompson||Mia Hamm, two-time World Cup champion and two-time Olympic gold medalist|
|Lilia Vu||Julie Foudy, two-time World Cup champion and two-time Olympic gold medalist|
|Angel Yin||Michael “The Miz” Mizanin and daughter Monroe, WWE Raw|
|Rose Zhang||Sadie Englemann and Rachel Heck, members of the Stanford women’s golf team|
Players started accruing points toward the U.S. Solheim Cup points standings at the 2021 Portland Classic. Points were awarded to the top 20 participants at each ranking event, with double points awarded at the five major championships. The full points breakdown is available at www.solheimcupusa.com/usa-points-standings/how-to-qualify.
The biennial Solheim Cup is the most prestigious international team event in women’s professional golf. In 2019, Team Europe earned a 14.5-13.5 victory at Gleneagles in Scotland, a breathtaking win that saw Suzann Pettersen knock in the winning putt on the final hole of the final match. The U.S. Team leads the European Team, 10-6, all-time in Solheim Cup competition.
The Solheim Cup 2023, an event of exceptional public interest whose official venue is Finca Cortesin, is sponsored by PING, Costa del Sol Tourism and Rolex as global partners; and by the Consejería de Turismo, Cultura y Deporte de la Junta de Andalucía, with co-financing from the European Union, Acosol, the Marbella Town Hall and the Benahavís Town Hall as official partners, and Casares Town Hall and Reale Seguros are official sponsors. Solán de Cabras, Eversheds Sutherland, Toro, Vithas, E-Z-GO, Jet Set Sports, BMW Automotor Premium and Olin are official suppliers. Peninsula and Trablisa are sustainability partners. Marca and Radio Marca are official media. Promoted and organised by Deporte & Business. LET, LPGA, RFEG, CSD and RFGA collaborate in its organisation.
More information on the website www.solheimcup2023.eu, on the Twitter account @SolheimCup2023, on the Instagram account @solheimcup2023esp and on the Facebook page Solheim Cup 2023.